Proposal: Code Drive 2009
Hello to all of JNode! First let me introduce myself, my name is Tom. I've been following JNode's progress for a long time now but I've been reluctant to get involved for several personal reasons. I'm currently a part-time software engineer, specializing in Java, ASM and PHP/MySQL (I also know C, C++, Haskell, R, Prolog and MIPS).
Anyway, I've been following JNode and I'd really like to get involved. I'd like to see JNode become more user-friendly and polished. Personally, if a java-based OS existed which provided standard desktop features, it'd be installed so quickly on my computer I wouldn't care about backing up my data!
I believe JNode developers should start a Code Drive 2009 over the space of 4 - 8 weeks which will help push JNode towards a more user-friendly stage. Some goals we could set out (and achieve) would be:
- Visual bootup
- Multi-user system (including login screen)
- Artwork (default background, login screen, bootup)
I also think a revamp of the website and logo would also benefit the OS. I don't know if it's just me but everything feels like Windows 95 (No offense to anyone). I'd really like to help out and I'd like to hear what you guys think. In the meantime, I'm going to get familiar with this codebase